An engineer with an MBA degree is a deadly combination. If they come with IIT – IIM graduates tag, then no questions asked; they are in for the leadership role. However, in today’s changing business scenarios and volatile job market, is taking an MBA or any other business specialization worth it in 2022? The demand for seats at reputed business schools and recruiters’ rush to hire graduates from there shows a big yes to MBA/PDGM holders. The possibilities of a quick high-paid career progression and advanced skills earned in this master’s program mean an MBA is still the dominant degree at the postgraduate level.
However, not all business degrees can guarantee you the dream job or salary you are looking for. Like any other career or business, if the program you chose has not been upgraded in line with the changing preference and priorities of the market, you might come out as an outdated candidate who is ill-suited for the modern-day jobs. So, it is a no-brainer to find a program that helps you fulfill your career goals while balancing the essential aspects of your life during your time as a student.
What specialization do I choose? Should I go for a traditional one or something trending in the coming year? The doubts are genuine given the time and money that these courses demand. A common opinion is to go for digital and data-related branches, as the technology sector will likely see the most significant growth in MBA hiring.
To help the students ponder their business degrees and where to take them, we have come up with a special issue featuring ‘10 Must-Watch B-Schools in India – 2022.’ These colleges know how to make agile leaders and attract arrays of employers, even during the toughest of times. On the cover, we feature International Management Institute, Kolkata (IMI-K), a premier b-school offering significant opportunities for students to learn, grow, and most importantly, develop and hone multiple skills across various management disciplines.